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New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2021

Postby saintbrat » Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:30pm

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But for both of the Saints top ten picks to recommit to the club in a period it is struggling to find form speaks volumes for the culture at Moorabin.
“Our group is very young, everyone is growing together. I think our best footy is better than anyone’s,” Clark said.
“We’ve got such a bright future, I think we’re the third youngest team in the league,” Coffield said.
“The coaching staff are awesome as well, trying to get the best out of us, which is encouraging. It was a no-brainer to re-sign.”
Now committed to the Saints at least until 2021, Clark and Coffield reflected on how they wanted to be known as when their contracts ended.
“Someone that’s loyal and would do anything for the team. Put the team’s success above their individual success,” Coffield said.
Clark, after a pause: “I just want to be known as tough. I want people to think of me as someone who will always put their head of the footy, no matter who it is I’m up against.”
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby bigred » Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:36pm

you poor bastards...
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby parkeysainter » Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:48pm

“Our group is very young, everyone is growing together. I think our best footy is better than anyone’s,” Clark said.
“We’ve got such a bright future, I think we’re the third youngest team in the league,” Coffield said.
“The coaching staff are awesome as well, trying to get the best out of us, which is encouraging. It was a no-brainer to re-sign.”


Thank you very much. Well done boys and welcome aboard for the long haul. A massive win for the club in all circles. Great stuff. :D

I'm sure some flogsock or two on here will try paint this great news in a negative light.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby parkeysainter » Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:49pm

bigred wrote:you poor bastards...


Yep. Opposition clubs. Feel sorry for them when these two peek.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby stonecold » Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:54pm

bigred wrote:you poor bastards...


You suck Red, get off at the next stop if that's how you really feel!!!!!
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby parkeysainter » Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:57pm

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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby SuperDuper » Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:59pm

its good news..

Last thing we wont is to lose one of them after 2 years

By end of 2021 their real value will be known ..

I recon they are both good .. but we will see :)
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby saintspremiers » Tue 17 Apr 2018 10:14pm

Interesting. What happens if one of them gets an ACL this year and we have another Goddard injury prone situation?

Yes I know it’s unlikely but we’ve effectively given them both 4 year contracts whilst unproven.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby bigred » Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:02pm

Worth whatever risk that is.

Coffield looks a beauty already.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby Zed » Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:24pm

SuperDuper wrote:its good news..

Last thing we wont is to lose one of them after 2 years

By end of 2021 their real value will be known ..

I recon they are both good .. but we will see :)


Yes it’s good news. The bad news is that we are absolutely crap at developing players. Dunstan, Lonie, Gresham, and others all looked red hot after their first years and have since gone backwards.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby satchmo » Tue 17 Apr 2018 11:47pm

saintspremiers wrote:Interesting. What happens if one of them gets an ACL this year and we have another Goddard injury prone situation?

Yes I know it’s unlikely but we’ve effectively given them both 4 year contracts whilst unproven.


What if both of them win Norm Smith Medals? Yes I know it’s unlikely but we’ve effectively given them both a show of faith.

One ridiculous hypothetical deserves another.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby fugazi » Wed 18 Apr 2018 12:18am

stonecold wrote:
bigred wrote:you poor bastards...


You suck Red, get off at the next stop if that's how you really feel!!!!!


He's just joking....got a chuckle out of me.

I remember Dal Santo playing for the first time or two we were on the end of some massive thumpings....ended up playing in 3 Grand Finals.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby fugazi » Wed 18 Apr 2018 12:19am

stonecold wrote:
bigred wrote:you poor bastards...


You suck Red, get off at the next stop if that's how you really feel!!!!!


He's just joking....got a chuckle out of me.

I remember Dal Santo playing for the first time or two we were on the end of some massive thumpings....ended up playing in 3 Grand Finals.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby Shaggy » Wed 18 Apr 2018 2:04am

That is really big. The kids can play and obviously have bought into the club from the inside. Shows the supporter base losing confidence is irrelevant. Players' belief is real.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby portosaint » Wed 18 Apr 2018 7:56am

Positive and pleasing.

Couldn't help myself :lol:
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby saintspremiers » Wed 18 Apr 2018 8:52am

Zed wrote:
SuperDuper wrote:its good news..

Last thing we wont is to lose one of them after 2 years

By end of 2021 their real value will be known ..

I recon they are both good .. but we will see :)


Yes it’s good news. The bad news is that we are absolutely crap at developing players. Dunstan, Lonie, Gresham, and others all looked red hot after their first years and have since gone backwards.


....but that is someone else’s problem!
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby stonecold » Wed 18 Apr 2018 10:40am

fugazi wrote:
stonecold wrote:
bigred wrote:you poor bastards...


You suck Red, get off at the next stop if that's how you really feel!!!!!


He's just joking....got a chuckle out of me.

I remember Dal Santo playing for the first time or two we were on the end of some massive thumpings....ended up playing in 3 Grand Finals.


I'm just joking too!!!!!
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby parkeysainter » Wed 18 Apr 2018 11:35am

Shaggy wrote:That is really big. The kids can play and obviously have bought into the club from the inside. Shows the supporter base losing confidence is irrelevant. Players' belief is real.


Agreed. Its a huge vote of confidence in the coaches, playing group and club from these two. Of course, many on here will conveniently ignore this fact and Clark and Coffs words.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby MC Gusto » Wed 18 Apr 2018 12:18pm

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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby bigred » Wed 18 Apr 2018 1:00pm

Another rebuild?

I cant take another rebuild.
All I want is one flag. Just one.

Then I can stop this torture.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby BringBackMadDog » Wed 18 Apr 2018 1:01pm

saintspremiers wrote:Interesting. What happens if one of them gets an ACL this year and we have another Goddard injury prone situation?

Yes I know it’s unlikely but we’ve effectively given them both 4 year contracts whilst unproven.

If all clubs thought this way, there wouldn't be a player in the league on a contract longer than 12 months. I would understand if either of them had a history of injuries but surely you don't negotiate contracts based on what might happen
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby St. Paul » Wed 18 Apr 2018 7:10pm

What a relief. At last a little ray of sunshine in amongst the gloom. It seems there is a trend emerging of clubs locking away high draftees very early in the piece to deter potential suitors. Rayner, LDU and now our two. Smart move. Coffield looks a beauty with Clarke not far behind.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby Jacks Back » Thu 19 Apr 2018 11:15pm

Playing together for the first time this weekend.
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Re: New teammates and Friends -Coffield and Clark sign to 2

Postby Enrico_Misso » Thu 19 Apr 2018 11:25pm

Heartwarming article.
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